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Deaf woman finds employment through MCBDD
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Jane Honea-Krajewski may be deaf and non-speaking, but she is not silent. She has a strong, determined personality that draws people to her. These character traits, along with a little help from the Marion County Board of Developmental Disabilities (MCBDD) and Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD), landed her a job at Marion Goodwill. It all
 
Lions Club hosting luncheon at School of Bright Promise
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Christmas will come a little early at the School of Bright Promise as the Steubenville Lions Club hosts its annual holiday luncheon on Wednesday. About 10 members of the Lions Club and Harding Middle School Leo Club are expected to serve faculty, staff and special needs students starting at 11 a.m. A full meal of roast beef, potatoes and pie are on the
 
Autism understanding conveyed through workshop
Monday, December 4, 2017
For Discovery Center staff member Lisa Sulich, teaching and mentoring youngsters diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder for the majority of her 20 years spent at the Bellefontaine area preschool has been a most rewarding profession. “There’s no other job I’d rather do,” the preschool teacher said. “I just love these
 
Three Developmental Disabilities employees earn promotions
Saturday, December 2, 2017
Three Allen County Board of Developmental Disabilities employees earned promotions. Melodie Conley was promoted to Transition/Employment Navigation Manager on Nov. 9. Conley worked for the board for 20 years. She was recently a service and support associate. Rachael Staley has been promoted to Early Childhood Supervisor, effective Nov. 30. Staley worked
 
Santa's Workshop (photo gallery)
Saturday, December 2, 2017
The Erie County Board of Developmental Disabilities invited the community to its ninth annual Christmas-themed workshop. Children made many crafts to take home. They also visited Santa and Mrs. Claus. Click here for photo gallery: http://www.sanduskyregister.com/photo-gallery/27629
 
Prather honored with Distinguished Service Award from OACB
Friday, December 1, 2017
The Ohio Association of County Boards – Serving People with Developmental Disabilities (OACB) has presented Richland Newhope Superintendent Liz Prather with a 2017 Distinguished Service Award during a ceremony at the association’s annual convention in Columbus. Commissioned in 2006, this award recognizes three board members, employees, or
 
Library’s program reaches kids with, without special needs
Friday, December 1, 2017
At Buddies, Books and Bubbles, children often serve as the most important teachers. The event, typically held the last Wednesday of the month at the Delaware County District Library, 84 E. Winter St., started about a year ago as a collaborative effort between the library and the county’s Board of Developmental Disabilities. While Buddies, Book and
 
Richland Newhope Superintendent Receives Award
Friday, December 1, 2017
The Ohio Association of County Boards – Serving People with Developmental Disabilities (OACB) presented Richland Newhope Superintendent Liz Prather with a 2017 Distinguished Service Award during a ceremony at the association's annual convention in Columbus on Wednesday. Commissioned in 2006, this award recognizes three board members, employees, or
 
Lake Catholic High School hosts Broadmoor students for annual holiday carnival
Thursday, November 30, 2017
The atmosphere was festive in the gym at Lake Catholic High School in Mentor as the seniors hosted the students from Lake County Board of Developmental Disabilities/Broadmoor for the annual Holiday Carnival on Nov. 30. The carnival, a long-standing tradition between the two schools, has taken place yearly since 1994. This year, Lake Catholic seniors
 
House bill includes levy wording changes, forbids levies in special elections
Monday, November 27, 2017
The Ohio House is considering a bill that would change how county boards of DD are required to describe annual tax rates in ballot language. Under HB 342 (sponsored by Rep. Derek Merrin – Fulton and Lucas counties), all levy-funded government entities would be required to explain millage in a way that would increase the perceived cost of levies to
 
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